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Hebbar’s Kitchen and the Indian couple behind a food video empire

Image copyright Hebbar’s Kitchen Image caption Archana Hebbar started Hebbar’s Kitchen in 2016 Quick, social media-friendly recipe videos have changed the way people approach cooking. The BBC spoke with Hebbar’s Kitchen, an online platform that has adopted the format, with a focus on Indian audiences and vegetarian food. These two-minute ...

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Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Image copyright Steffi Loos/Getty Images Image caption Surveillance cameras will soon be placed in Delhi’s school classrooms Parents in India’s capital will soon be able to watch their children in the classroom in real time, using a mobile phone app. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said CCTV will be installed ...

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India rape and murder: Suspect in Haryana case found dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption The case had triggered protests against Haryana’s chief minister Indian police say they have found the body of a teenage boy who was the main suspect in a rape and murder case in the northern state of Haryana. The extent of the 15-year-old victim’s injuries ...

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Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “reunited” flag symbolises aspirations in both the North and South to end the nearly seven decades of division North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed ...

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Why Rappler is raising Philippine press freedom fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rappler has published articles that are critical of President Duterte The Philippines has revoked a licence for one of its major English-language news sites, Rappler, igniting a debate about press freedom in the country. Historically, the Philippine media have been considered the freest and ...

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Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist protesters in Rakhine

Image copyright AFP Police in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state have opened fire on Buddhist protesters, killing at least seven. The violence occurred after more than 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered in Mrauk U on Tuesday to protest a ban on the annual commemoration of the fall of the ancient Arakan ...

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Jallikattu: Three gored to death India bull-taming sport

Image copyright J Suresh Image caption Activists say the sport puts the players and the animals at risk At least three men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The controversial sport, sees thousands of men ...

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Japanese train barks like a dog to prevent accidents

Japanese train barks like a dog to prevent accidents By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deer congregate on railway lines to lick the tracks Researchers in Japan have fitted a train with a speaker that barks like a dog and snorts ...

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Joshua Wong receives second jail term over 2014 protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Joshua Wong was the face of the 2014 protests A Hong Kong court has jailed activist Joshua Wong for three months, his second prison sentence related to the 2014 pro-democracy protests. Along with other activists he was found guilty of contempt of court for blocking ...

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Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has recently moved towards talks with its Southern counterpart Japan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang’s recent “charm offensive”. Foreign Minister Taro Kono’s comments in Canada come as North and South ...

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Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Image copyright ECASTER Image caption Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died on Wednesday, a hospital confirmed Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed. The accident, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, ...

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Indonesia teenager jailed for President Widodo insults

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The teenager posted messages and memes about Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Facebook A teenager in Indonesia has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for insulting President Joko Widodo on Facebook. The 18-year-old student, identified as MFB and from the island of Sumatra, was ...

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